Fall Comfort Foods: Recipes that feel like home

Fall is here and winter is quickly following behind. Before you know it, you’ll be celebrating the holidays with friends and loved ones. It’s no secret that this time of year is when weight slowly creeps on. You may be too busy to exercise, or you may just find yourself party hopping and celebrating with way more calories than you need. Have no fear. These recipes will help you feel at home while keeping you healthy.
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

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1 large head of cauliflower, chopped
6 Tbsp of butter (use ghee for dairy free)
3 Tbsp almond milk
3 tsp minced garlic
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Directions
Steam chopped cauliflower until tender
Add cauliflower, butter, almond milk and garlic to food processor or strong blender like Vitamix
Blend, stopping every 30 seconds or so to scrap sides as needed
Once you have a mashed potato consistency, stop
Add in sea salt and pepper
Mix and serve warm
*This is a great side dish for the holidays
Serves 5-6Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

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1 medium spaghetti squash
1 lb lean ground turkey (could also use bison)
1 can of low sugar tomato sauce
5 whole cloves of garlic
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Italian seasoning to taste, 2 tsp recommended
Directions
Pour tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and garlic into 6 quart crockpot
Slice squash in half around the middle, not from end to end
Scoop out seeds
Place the two halves cut side down in slow cooker
Roll turkey or bison into bite-sized meatballs and place around squash
Cook on low for 5 hours
Remove squash and fork out “spaghetti”
Top with sauce and meatballs
Enjoy!
*This is a family favorite that even the kids will enjoy. Add a side salad or mix in some spinach for extra vegetables and nutrients.

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